Deputies shoot robbery suspect

Published On: Jun 07 2012 06:19:13 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

Two sheriff's deputies opened fire on a robbery suspect at a northeast Houston business, officials said.

Houston police said a group of men held up Cash Loans and Car Titles in the 500 block of Uvalde about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Two Harris County sheriff's deputies were flagged down and went into the business to investigate.

Investigators said the deputies found three armed men. One of the suspects was quickly arrested, but they ended up shooting another suspect.

The wounded suspect was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury to his arm. His name has not been released.

Police said the third suspect was taken into custody.

The deputies were not injured. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, one of the deputies has been employed there for 15 years and is assigned to the parks division. The other deputy is assigned to the patrol division and has been with the HCSO since 2003. Both will be placed on three days of administrative leave, which is customary in officer-involved shootings.